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GCPS Welcomes NEW Superintendent, Dr. Alisa McLean

Dr. alisa mclean

GCPS Welcomes new leadership!

Granville County Board of Education Names 

New Superintendent

The Granville County Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection and appointment of Dr. Alisa McLean as the next superintendent of the Granville County Public Schools (GCPS).  Dr. McLean will take office on July 19.  

During the search process, the board carefully reviewed applications from a diverse field of 46 excellent candidates.  Although many qualified candidates applied, the board felt that Dr. McLean’s leadership, experience, and dedication to students would best serve GCPS students, staff, and the community for years to come.  The board is confident that Dr. McLean will lead the school system to even higher achievement.

Dr. McLean has enjoyed a successful career in public education spanning over 20 years in North Carolina.  Since 2016, she has served as the assistant superintendent for teaching, learning, and leadership for the Durham Public Schools.  Prior to her current position, Dr. McLean served as an area superintendent for the Durham Public Schools (2014-2016).  Dr. McLean also previously served as a school transformation coach with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (2011-2014) and as an assistant superintendent in the Alamance-Burlington School System (2009-2011).  She began her career in public education as an assistant principal and principal in Roxboro and Hillsborough, North Carolina.


Dr. McLean has an impressive academic background as well, including a bachelor’s degree in English education from Elizabeth City State University.  She went on to obtain a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from East Carolina University and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She also participated in and later served as a consultant and assistant director for the Principals’ Executive Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Dr. McLean looks forward to the opportunity to lead the Granville County Public Schools and becoming an active member of the community.  Dr. McLean  is the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. AC Robinson, Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC.  She and her husband, Attorney Frankie McLean are the proud parents of their daughter Imari, who is an ACC scholar track and field athlete and rising Senior at NC State University.  Dr. McLean has issued the following statement about the position: 

"I am both, excited and honored to join the Granville County Public Schools family and community.  Together, I know we will accomplish great things and surpass expectations for all of our students.  I truly believe the best is yet to come!"  

Please join the board in welcoming Dr. Alisa McLean as the new superintendent of the Granville County Public Schools.

By Stan Winborne, EdD

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